I plan on adding a HOB refugium to my 20 gallon soon-to-be reef. I'm not sure if I will be using either a 4" DSB or Miracle Mud for substrate. I have heard that the lower the flow for a refugium--the better.

Soooo.... The CPR is overpriced as heck.

I was thinking about giving the Finnex HOB fuge a try since it comes with a LED fixuture. It comes with either an air pump that offers right under 5gph or a water pump that offers 40gph.

Personally, I'd like to use an air pump since it won't clutter the tank. I've already got a Maxi Jet 1200 in there for the AquaC Remora, and that's already an eye sore.

Can anyone clear up this flow rate ignorance that I have?

I posted this on a local forum about a week ago. Lots of great people on there who are very smart and have amazing tanks. Not one person replied. IRONY?


P.S. The centered text is making my brain go through a mini-cycle.